The Phillips Collection's Marketing Internship is open to full-time undergraduate students, full-time graduate students and recent graduates. The purpose of the internship program is to offer students and recent graduates meaningful work, educational experiences, and real-life practice in their fields of academic study and/or interest.
The Marketing Intern works in the Communications and Marketing Department, which is responsible for the media relations, marketing, editorial work, graphic design, web design and content, and more.
Duration: Eight continuous weeks and at least 16-20 hours per week is preferred. Internship length and schedule may vary depending on the needs of the department.
Academic Credit: Depending on the nature of the internship and approval of the student's college or university, academic credit may be granted for internships. Student applicants should consult their academic advisor for additional information.
*Application deadline dates are as follows:
Spring Internships: December 1
Summer Internships: April 1
Fall Internships: July 31
*Dates are subject to change.
Please submit a résumé, letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and complete transcripts. If at all possible, we prefer to receive the letters of recommendation together with the rest of your materials. If a recommender insists that the letter of recommendation remain confidential, please ask him/her to send the letter to email@example.com with your name in the subject line and the internship(s) you are applying to in the body of the email.
(include but are not limited to):
- Assisting with day-to-day communications and marketing operations.
- Locating, formatting, and archiving press clips.
- Helping to formulate and continually update the Phillips's online presence through: posting events to local online publicity calendars, updating and organizing social networking sites (Flickr, Vimeo, etc.), and selecting, formatting, and uploading event images.
- Organizing, assembling, and maintaining mailing lists.
- Administering direct mail campaigns.
- Compiling interest-specific contact lists.
- Distributing promotional materials.
- Conducting online research for upcoming exhibits and events.
- Completing data entry.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- Assisting at evening events such as Phillips after 5 and other community events as needed.
- Strong interest in marketing/communications.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Background in art or art history a plus.
- Strong organizational prioritizing, time management, and multi-tasking skills.
- Focused listening, logical thinking, and productivity in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently while also contributing to team environment.
- Ease in navigating social networking sites and internet search engines.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Availability to work occasional weekend and evening events as needed.
Gallery Educators, Volunteers, Interns, and Temporaries are eligible for the following benefits:
- Complimentary guest admission to museum (subject to availability)
- 20% discount at Museum Shop
- 10% discount at Museum Café
- Invitations to seminars, lectures, and special events